Portage College students will be getting an online education this fall. The College’s Executive Committee reviewed several potential COVID-19-related scenarios for the fall and decided that programs will remain online through December in order to keep students, employees and communities safe and to limit the disruption to student learning.
Portage will accommodate on-site labs where required in the fall through small groups and social distancing measures.
“It is in the best interest of serving students to have a predictable plan,” said Nancy Broadbent, President and CEO of Portage College. “We will invest in assisting faculty to move from the emergency response that happened in 2019-20 academic year, to a robust, engaging delivery with students for the fall. Making a decision for fall semester now will allow more time to further improve our virtual experience for our students,”
She added that the College will continue to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta and the possibility of face-to-face for the winter semester will be decided upon in October.
Some projects and/or programming will be delayed or postponed because of this decision. Students and community partners are asked to contact the main switchboard to be directed to the program or service area for more details.
A full release is available at the Portage College website.